Beth El Synagogue

'Son of Sam' to appear at Beth El Synagogue

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minnesota. June 11, 2012 -- In a letter to its members, Beth El Synagogue announced today that it is excited about the appearance of David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") at an August 8, 2012, "important fundraiser for...[the] synagogue." The letter continues, "His appearance coincides with the 35th anniversary of Mr. Berkowitz's arrest for the murder of six people and wounding of several others, a time when New Yorkers came together with a singular purpose."

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Condoleezza Rice: "Truth, Justice, Peace"

In a slightly altered form, the following opinion piece appeared last week in the University of Minnesota student newspaper, the Minnesota Daily. We hope a campus torture accountability group forms as a result of the Condi Rice appearance.

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Beth El Synagogue, Condi Rice, and Dialogue

Beth El Synagogue (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) and its invitation to Sec. Condoleezza Rice to appear in its National Speaker Series: the saga continues.

To recap: In defense of its invitation, synagogue leaders have stressed their desire for dialogue on difficult issues. Here's the score on dialogue so far.

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Beth El Synagogue: Don't demonize Condi; Congregant: Her actions speak for themselves

This past summer, Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park invited former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to sppear in its National Speaker Series on Nov. 8. Starting in mid-July, Phil Freshman, a synagogue member, tried to raise through internal channels his concerns about the invitation and was rebuffed at every turn.

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Anti-Torture Rally Outside Condoleezza Rice Speech

11/08/2009 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Come participate in this protest of prima facie war criminal Condoleezza Rice who willfully and deceitfully sold Bush's war on Iraq by fear mongering about “mushroom clouds” and who also OK'd going

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